GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- You can express yourself in many different ways - from the food you make to the clothes you wear, showing off your personal style should be fun and fruitful. This month's edition of Women's Lifestyle Magazine has some ideas to express yourself in new ways.

Are you a master chef? Or a novice to a cooking knife? August is chalk-full of local produce from Michigan farmers - find some ingredients at your nearby farmers market and try these big and bold late-summer recipes.

Whether you are new to jazz or have been a fan for years, give the Grand Jazz Fest a visit. Rosa Parks Circle will be center stage for the seventh annual event, happening August 18 and 19.

ArtPrize is right around the corner! Meet Jori Bennett, the executive director of ArtPrize this year, and try out new walking paths that take you by Grand Rapids' finest pieces of outdoor art.

On this month's cover, meet four women metal smiths and the community they crafted that welcomes all at local metal shop, The Hot Spot.

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